Bode Miller’s Wife Morgan Shares Story of Hope After Daughter’s Death

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Back in June, U.S. Olympian Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, lost their daughter in a tragic drowning accident in a neighbor’s swimming pool. Months later, they welcomed a baby boy, shedding a little light on their darkest days.

Now, Morgan is sharing a chilling and touching story of how she managed to find hope just five days after losing Emmy.

“When we walked out of the hospital without our Emmy, despair and uncertainty surrounded us,” she started. “The parting words from the medical staff, in those early hours after we lost our baby Emmy, was to check on the baby in my tummy.”

Morgan, who was pregnant at the time, said she “reluctantly” had an ultrasound to check on the baby.

“To step into my future without my daughter felt like a dagger to my heart. How can life change so quickly? During the last ultrasound, my baby Emmy lay in my arms wondering what she was looking at on the screen. And, now, she was gone.”

The ultrasound technician told Morgan that she wanted to do a 3D image of the baby.

“This time, I asked the tech to be quick. She asked if I wanted a 3D image to which I replied, “no.” She swiftly maneuvered the wand around my stomach, checking on all parts. As she viewed the baby’s profile, she told me, “I know you don’t want a 3D image but this is a perfect angle and I feel like I need to do one. I will be quick.”

Then, Morgan saw her baby’s face.

“As the screen switched over to 3D imaging, I saw my sweet baby’s face. He looked so much like my other babies: just like Bode with that sweet nose and those full lips. But as quickly as I saw this new baby, my eyes moved to the angel lying to the right of his face, holding him, arms around his neck. Almost as if to say, “It’s okay. I’m here. It’s going to be okay. I love you.” I hold onto this picture as a clear sign that my son knows his sister. That my baby girl Emmy is still with us.”

Morgan Miller Instagram / @morganebeck

Morgan Miller Instagram / @morganebeck

Morgan Miller Instagram / @morganebeck

 

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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